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Undergraduate Course: Introduction to Artists' Books (LLLA07019)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryTHIS IS A FOR-CREDIT COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED.

This course will introduce students to the diverse ways artists use the book as a form by considering work from William Blake and Matisse through to Ed Ruscha and on to more contemporary artists such as Tom Philips and Damien Hirst. Practical demonstrations will be given. Students will make books using a range of binding techniques; explore the qualities of paper and other materials then progress to a more resolved personal project. Students may construct blank books or incorporate photographs, drawings, paintings made previously or use a selection ┐found┐ materials. Students will learn a range of basic binding techniques such as pamphlet sewing, Japanese binding, hardbound books, concertina folds and will make sample books. Students will be encouraged to make at least one finished piece to demonstrate their individual choices and visual aesthetic.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. RESEARCH
    discover the work of artists who have incorporated the book into their work;
  2. PRACTICE
    use several methods for making books, including Japanese binding, concertina bindings and pamphlet sewing
  3. PRESENT
    make at least one original finished book using their own images, drawings, and visual ideas
Reading List
Recommended

Bury, S., 1995. Artists' books: the book as a work of art, 1963-1995. Aldershot: Scolar Press.
Bodman, S., 2005. Creating artists' books. London: A&C Black.
Weitman, W. and Wye, D., 2006. Eye on Europe: prints, books & multiples, 1960 to now. New York: Museum of Modern Art.
Bodman, S., ed., 2011. Artist's book yearbook 2012-2013. Bristol: Impact Press.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Ability to make effective use of book making techniques
Skills in designing ideas for artists┐ books
Understanding of process for transforming visual ideas
Ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of artists┐ books within visual culture
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMr Robbie Bushe
Tel:
Email: r.bushe@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400
Email: s.landles@ed.ac.uk
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